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Friendship Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 557 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2013

So far I love this school. The staff seem so friendly and helpul, my daughter loves going to school and comes home so happy. Mrs. Hayslip does an amazing job with her class and is the perfect teacher for my daughter. I hope the school continues on this path of greatness. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

We moved to Friendship from an out of state school in 2nd grade, and although it was a bit of a culture shock, my daughter quickly made friends. Her teachers were very supportive and encouraging. The staff has always been friendly and very approachable. I am so happy that there is a strong community within the school and so many parents involved in the children's education and activities. Great School. I don't know why it is rated at a 4. I would rate it an 8.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Friendship is an amazing school! My son attends and I could not have asked for a better school experience for him. This year has proven that David Rische supports and encourages both his staff and parents...I can feel it when I walk into the building. I have been in public education for 12 years and Friendship is one of the most caring and supportive environments I have been in! Certainately the difference is the new principal and assistant principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

Unfortunaltey Mrs Bronwyn moved to Hillwood Middle. Many of ther old students will be seeing her again. I agree she does play favorites. The office staff does lack in politeness. We did have some great and caring teachers at FES. ALL the KISD schools need to reevaluate the no busing. traffic is a nightmare at ALL the schools. the city & district could care less about student safety in reguards to walkers or parents who do not follow traffic rules. Stay away from the PTA. they are a bunch of housewives with little to do but gossip and drink.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

My child has attended this school for 3 years. I have a very high opinion of the teachers here. They are caring and helpful for the most part. My opinion of the principal is not so high, she seems aloof and definitely plays favorites with her own child and other KISD employees' children. It's aways obvious when they are in the same classes together..and featured on video and the school website. Sad :( This is the principals last year and I am excited for a new principal. The VP is pretty stone faced and has never spoken to me personally in the hallways, and I am at the school frequently as a room parent. The office staff could also improve their people skills in my opinion as well. Being the first thing a parent sees when visiting their child's school should be a positive experience. Like I said, I am impressed with the teachers, not so much w/ the admin & the best news all year is that the current principal is leaving. Hopefully with her leaving the teachers will be able to improve the campus and test scores under new leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

The principal and counselor at this school are the best Ive ever seen. The teachers are very good about making sure yuor child is ready for the next grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

It is a really great school. I am so happy to be a Friendship dad and a Watch D.O.G.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

I've worked in education for 15 years and feel great about my daughter's education at Friendship. Teachers are knowledgeable, staff is friendly, and the school is safe and well run. Everyone is welcome and a child receives a year's worth of education in a year's time. Art, music, PE and character education work well into a full day of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

I thought about home school, but decided to bring my child to this school, and I've been very happy. Staff always have smiles and are always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

my son went for speech class because he had a delay the teachers were amazing they always stayed in contact with me and were great with my son he loved to go to school and couldnt wait for the bus the school was very nice on the days i had to take him myself there were teachers waiting outside to help get your child out of the car and help escort them to the building curb side service with a smile lol i cant say enough to how much i love the school and how much we miss them thak you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

The school has a small town feel. The teachers are great and they treat their students like their your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

I've never seen a principal as dedicated as Mr. Hood. Most of his staffs are friendly and helpful. I just hope that they could put all the Gifted and Talented students in one class so they do not have to pull them out from their regular class to attend GT classes. Both of my boys are in GT program and they both love it. Let's support KISD P.A.G.E.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

The level of professionalism at this school is phenomenal! Academics are superb, excellent staff and a super high student AND parent involvement rate!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

We are so pleased with the quality of learning our children are receiving at FSES. The staff is passionate about teaching kids and the principal is outstanding. We know our kids are learning in the best environment and love the Friendship Falcons!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American50%
Asian94%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American61%
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female94%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asian82%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American65%
Asian82%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education42%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education55%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American82%
Asian79%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education63%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African American57%
Asian79%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black or African American61%
Asian91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education83%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black or African American41%
Asian91%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female86%
Male51%
Black or African American67%
Asian82%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education40%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 29%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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5400 Shiver Road
Keller, TX 76244
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